Reference : V-P-GW-E-00085
Date : 15/02/2009
Country/Region : GUINEA-BISSAU
Caption : North-West of Guinea-Bissau, Sao Domingos district, Jobel Island. Testing with the tank sheet.
Photographer : BLOUIN, Normand
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Jobel is an Island of 422 souls located in the most remote area of Guinea Bissau. Forced to flee in to Senegal in 1968 during the independence war of Amilcar Cabral, they have returned to their island in 1975. They live with the strength of their courage on a 6 km 2 land below sea level without soft water, and electricity. Their daily battle is to keep salt water of the island so they can cultivate rice and walk long distance to get fresh water for survival.

ICRC has built on the Island 12 tanks of 10m3 to collect rain water. Above the tank, the Ziguinchor head of subdelegation and the Wathab delegate from Ziguinchor. On their right in blue, Bassirou, the elected headman of Jobel's community.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3504x2336
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour